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Intrauterine Growth Retardation

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation


Patterns

  • asymmetrical
    • foetal malnutrition leading to sparing of head growth at expense of abdomen
  • symmetrical
    • foetal abnormalities

Causes / Associations

Maternal

  • previous IUGR
  • pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • coexisiting maternal disease
  • poor socioeconomic status
  • smoking
  • alcohol and drug abuse
  • extremes of child-bearing age

Foetal

  • structural abnormality
  • chromosomal abnormality
  • foetal infection
  • multiple pregnancy

Complications

  • increased perinatal mortality / morbidity
  • later life
    • cardiovascular disease
    • type 2 diabetes
 

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